Job Brief Newsletter Workforce Solutions: Southeast Texas
March 2010: Vol1 Issue 1
 

JobBRIEF is your at-a-glance
update on the latest labor market initiatives, achievements, programs
and employment stats.

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Featured Board Member: Bill Nickum
Our Vision - A world-class competitive workforce for Southeast Texas
In This Issue
 

Bill Nickum: Marketing Committee Chair
Bill Nickum, owner of Nickum Insurance Agency, is one of the original Board members, appointed by Judge Carl Thibodeaux in 1996. For the past 13 years, Bill has also served as Marketing Committee Chair.

A Lamar University graduate, Bill and his wife, a retired teacher, moved to Bridge City in the mid-60’s where he established a State Farm office. In an ironic twist of fate, Bill’s home was one of only 15 homes in Bridge City that did not flood when Hurricane Ike devastated the town in September 2008. He and his staff spent seven weeks under a tent assisting customers with their disaster claims.

Though Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike created unprecedented challenges for the Workforce Development Board, Bill believes those challenges delivered some of their finest moments. “We faced unbelievable difficulties in terms of logistics, personnel and just basic services while experiencing a huge strain on our resources, but this Board pulled together and delivered. I’m really proud to serve with people of such quality and caliber.”

Bill is an active member of the Rotary Club of Bridge City, was honored as Business Person of the Year in 2006 and serves as Chairmen of Deacons for 2nd Baptist Church. As for hobbies, with nine grandchildren, well … there isn’t much time for anything else.

 
 
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Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas evaluates and oversees the delivery of all workforce training and employment services in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties. The board’s overall mission is to identify opportunities and create partnerships that effectively link employers and job seekers in order to improve the economic future of the area
 
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